President Donald Trump will travel to Charlotte’s Carmel Country Club Friday to headline a fundraiser for two North Carolina congressional candidates.
The president’s visit was announced last week, though no venue had been identified. He’ll raise money for Republicans Mark Harris of the 9th District and Rep. Ted Budd of the 13th.
Trump will attend a lunch reception at the southeast Charlotte club. An invitation says a “roundtable” and photo with the president is $25,000 per person. A photo alone costs $10,000 per couple and the luncheon itself is $1,000 per person.
The event is private. No public events with the president are scheduled.
Both Budd and Harris are in districts that Democrats have targeted. Their respective opponents, Kathy Manning of Greensboro and Dan McCready of Charlotte, have both outraised the Republican candidates.
On Wednesday night, former presidential adviser David Gergen will join former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles in headlining a Charlotte fundraiser for McCready. Gergen has advised presidents of both parties, including Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton.